What is the 2021 Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting?
A virtual farm and food business conference on Tuesday, February 23 connecting hundreds of farmers, fishers, chefs, grocery buyers, food artisans, processors, and distributors with networking and educational workshops. Create and strengthen market partnerships, and learn from each other about programs and solutions to support the needs of your business or organization in 2021.
Participants will be able to connect with other attendees through small group networking, our valuable Buyer-Producer Meetup, and on our new dedicated Slack community for Food Biz Week. This online community will be available for attendees all week to send messages to one another, learn more about program sponsors and partners, discuss program content, and share resources or requests with people from all over Puget Sound.
All presentations will have both English and Spanish closed captioning available. There will be both English and Spanish transcripts of the Trade Meeting once the event is complete. Scholarships available.
What is Food Biz Week?
Food Biz Week is an opportunity for Pacific Northwest food and farm businesses at all levels of food production and food retail to learn from industry experts and fellow experienced colleagues through a curated week of virtual panels, presentations, and networking activities. The events will all be virtual, so food and farm entrepreneurs are invited to attend from anywhere in the region. (Monday, February 22 – Friday, February 26)
Each day centers topics for different food and beverage sectors:
- Monday: Farming
- Wednesday: Packed Food/Value-Added Food Production
- Thursday: Food & Farm Financing
- Friday: Food Service
Farm-to-Table Tasting Boxes
Limited quantities available – we will sell out! Deadline to order is 2/11/21.
In lieu of an in-person tasting event, attendees can order Tasting Boxes with samples from 41 food producers all over the region to enjoy during the week’s festivities. Connect with the producers virtually and learn more about each one as you taste their products from home. Open to the public for purchase!